Commencement Album Dec. '08

Dec 13, 2008

The weather outside was frightful, but the ceremony inside was delightful as undergraduate and graduate students celebrated their accomplishments with family and friends at December Commencement.

Kettering President Stan Liberty, the University’s sixth president, gave the address at the Dec. 13 Commencement exercises. Undergraduate student speakers were Mario Flores and Nichole Fabisiak, both graduating with degrees in Mechanical Engineering. 

Commencement by the numbers:

Kettering graduated more than 300 undergraduate and more than 50 master’s candidates in December.  About 200 undergraduates and 25 graduate students marched at the ceremony. 

Honors and Awards:

PRESIDENT'S MEDAL WINNERS:
Joey Campbell
Mario Flores
Lisa Hiller
Kennet Mangus
Shana Paciocco

SOBEY SCHOLARS:
Monica Denis
Mario Flores
Serena Lynch
Brittany Murty
Shana Paciocco
Matthew Schwartz

ROBOTS HONOR SOCIETY:
Monica Denis
Mario Flores
Serena Lynch
Brittany Murty
Shana Paciocco
Matthew Schwartz
Gregory Semrau

OUTSTANDING THESIS AWARD
The Outstanding Thesis Award winner for Fall 2008 is Zachary J. Rivest. He received his degree in Mechanical Engineering. His thesis title is: "Nominal Gages for Prototype Builds and Nominal Gage Positioning, which was written for General Motors Manufacturing Engineering & Quality in Warren. A patent application has been made for his work. He grew up in Burton, Michigan, and graduated fromKearsley High School.

TOTAL GRADUATES, BY DEGREE:
Bachelor's Degrees:
Applied Physics, 2
Computer Engineering, 11
Computer Science, 8
Electrical Engineering, 40
Industrial Engineering, 22
Management, 14
Mechanical Engineering, 206
Dual Applied Physics/Electrical Engineering, 1
Dual Computer Engineering/Computer Science, 1
Dual Computer Engineering/Electrical Engineering, 1
Dual Computer Science/Computer Engineering, 1
Dual Electrical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering, 2
Dual Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, 1
Dual Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics, 1

Master's Degrees:
Engineering, 11
Engineering Management, 4
Manufacturing Management, 5
Manufacturing Operations, 19
MBA, 8
Operations Management, 10
Dual Operations Management and Manufacturing Management, 1

Text of President Liberty’s Commencement Address